Our Home is Under Attack

July 8, 2013  By Ros Nelson and Allie Raven

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The Penokee Hills above and strip mined land for iron ore in MN below. Photos by Joel Austin

Everything that Northern Wisconsin holds dear is gravely threatened by Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) and from out-of-control legislation coming from Madison that is selling our precious natural resources, not to mention our democracy, to the highest bidder.

Armed Security Forces in Northern Wisconsin. Photo: Rob Ganson

Armed Security Forces in Northern Wisconsin. Photo: Rob Ganson

The Penokee Hills would be blasted and excavated into oblivion, becoming the largest open-pit taconite mine in the world, if GTAC is allowed to continue on its present destructive course. First phase: 4.5 miles long, 1 mile wide, and 800-1000 feet deep and over time, a “war zone” nearly twice the length of Manhattan.

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